Arizona Psychology Board Probation Attorney | Arizona Board of Psychology License Attorney
Probation from the Arizona Psychology Board against the licenses of psychologists in Arizona is offered through a Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement requires the psychologist to do certain things (drug testing, work supervision, counseling, continuing education). Or alternatively, refrain from doing things (using alcohol, prescribing schedule drugs, seeing certain patients, etc.). The Arizona Psychology Board can place psychologists on probation through:
- Consent Agreement with Probation
Psychologists who hold a license in Arizona can face disciplinary actions by the Arizona Psychology Board for many different reasons. If the Psychology Board determines formal licensing action is necessary it will happen after the completion of an investigation. It’s the job of the Board to review any complaint alleging a violation of the Arizona law. Thus, at an Arizona Psychology Board Meeting the Board will vote to determine the outcome of each investigation, thus, a defense attorney may be needed. The Board can vote on a non-disciplinary outcome or vote to offer the psychologist formal discipline.
Responding to License Complaints and Investigations for a Psychologist
After receiving an Arizona Psychology Board Complaint or self-report, a psychologist receives a notice from the Board requesting additional information as well as a response to allegations found in the complaint. From here, the Psychology Board assigns an investigator to the complaint and they begin to collect evidence. The documents and evidence collected includes:
- Patient medical records
- Employment files from the psychologist’s employer and business
- Criminal records
- Interviews of people associated with the Board Complaint (These interviewees can include the patient, medical director, colleagues, etc.)
Arizona Psychology Board Disciplinary Actions
When a psychologist is facing a complaint or investigation by their medical board, they may also face Arizona Psychology Board Disciplinary Actions. Facing disciplinary action can have vast repercussions on a medical career. This can include license probation, suspension or revocation. It can also jeopardize employment. A psychologist under investigation can face termination at their current job after receiving a complaint or after the Board initiates an investigation.
There are certain allegations that can cause a psychologist to receive disciplinary action. These include:
- Improper record keeping
- Reporting false information
- Physical abuse of patients
- Sexual abuse of patients
- Criminal convictions
- Substance Abuse
- Disruptive Conduct
Psychologist Board Discipline Attorney
If you’re interested in learning more about our Arizona Psychology Board Attorney services and how to protect your license, set up a consultation with a defense lawyer with Chelle Law today.